October 8, 2020

Scientists Are Using Melanin To Make Supreme Batteries: “The Voltage We Got Out Was High.”

Imagine, a group of scientists figuring out how to make a battery out of your melanin, essentially what makes you ‘black’. What does this mean for you?

According to an article published by phys.org in 2016, “a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has discovered that the chemical structure of melanin on a macromolecular scale exhibits, amongst other shapes, a four-membered ring—in other words, a chemical structure that may be conducive to creating certain kinds of batteries based on natural melanin pigments.”

Photo: Carnegie Mellon University Mechanical Engineering

In other words, they figured out that our melanin is in fact a ‘super conductive substance of the universe‘. When you compare regular batteries with their experimental melanin batteries the results were dramatically different. The melanin batteries had a much higher voltage. “The voltage we got out was high—comparable to what you would get for the best sodium-based cathode materials we would use in a battery,” says Viswanathan – Associate professor of Mechanical Engineering.

The issues seem to be not if they can make batteries out of melanin, but if they can stabilize them. Apparently melanin can maintain wide variety of molecular structures, so they are trying to find “which of these arrangements is the most stable.”

The Economist reports on the Industrial uses of Melanin, specifically medical batteries:

“SINCE their invention two centuries ago, batteries have been made from many things. The first were of copper and zinc. Today, lithium is preferred for a lot of applications. Lead, nickel, silver and a host of other materials have also been used. Until recently though, no one had tried melanin, the pigment that darkens skin and protects it against ultraviolet light. But, as he reported this week at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, Christopher Bettinger of Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, has now done just that. His purpose is to create a battery safe for use in the human body.

Melanin is not, at first sight, an obvious battery ingredient. It is a complicated molecule composed of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen. To synthesise it on an industrial scale would surely require biotechnology rather than conventional chemistry. But it does have the ability to capture and release positively charged ions, known as cations. Batteries depend on the movement of ions, so this property is a good start. On top of that, being a normal ingredient of bodies, melanin is not toxic. This is in contrast to many conventional battery ingredients, including most of those listed above. If melanin were to leak out of an implanted medical device, it would simply be mopped up by enzymes.”

What does this mean for you…

So let’s say they find the most stable molecular structure to use melanin as battery, would an industry be born out of this? They are already making melanin cyborg implants, what other uses will they find for melanin? With the demand increasing for melanin, they will need a steady supply of melanin to continue experiments and scientific developments.

Where will they get it from?

Being that it appears to be organizations conducting these experiments are primarily funded by wealthy white people that stand a good chance of being racist white supremacists, is it too farfetched to suggest ‘melanin harvesting’ from societies undesirables (poor melanated people) will begin if isn’t started happening already?

Also keeping in mind that the U.S. Government plans to use Melanin for Military applications: harvest thermal energy for cold weather vehicles, create melanin-based clothing coatings, dramatically improve EMP shielding capacity, dramatically improve radiation shielding capacity, create melanin technologies that help reduce diseases, dramatically improve capacity to store and release energy.

Don’t forget the kind of people we are dealing with. The same kind of scientists Harriet A. Washington talked about in her book ‘Medical Apartheid – The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present‘.

Melanin is indeed magic. The question is, will they be able to harvest AND harness the power of the black biochemical (melanin)? Or will they continue to research and understand the potential of melanin, but be far removed from actually utilizing it in a stable and efficient fashion?


Jason Williams
Jason Williams

Founder and Primary Author of Trudreadz.com. A Curious Melanated Mind, Writer, Reader, Husband, Father, and Student Of Everything In Life.